This question isn't specific to a Droid model. I'm hoping some kind people will offer suggestions. I apologize for the length of this message.
Thanks to an unbelievably nice lady at Verizon, I have a DX for my husband coming for Valentine's Day. This is great, but now I'm puzzled about what to do, because my plan had been to upgrade my own phone to what is now called the Bionic, then to give my DX to my husband. That went awry because now I'm getting him a new phone rather than giving him mine since the Bionic release date has been pushed up to what now looks like the May/June time frame.
I have quite a few free apps that I know he loves, but I've also been downloading to my own phone apps I know he can use in his business that I never had any use for. Some of these I paid for since I knew he'd be able to use them and I had planned to just turn over this phone to him, but there are also many others that are free and I know he'd want them on his own phone. Many of these I downloaded over the past few months simply so I wouldn't lose track of them in the meantime.
So, I said all that to say this, so you understand what I really want to do. I'd like to give him this phone ready to go on Valentine's Day, with the apps he'll want, but only those, not mine that he won't care about, and with his e-mail, etc. I can't figure out how to do this.
One issue is that I need to selectively transfer (some of them paid) apps to his new phone, but I also need to get his personal stuff set up on his phone. I'm thinking this means I'm going to have to activate the phone, but I can't do that because it will cut off his existing phone, and I need a network connection to do some of this.
Also, just to throw another wrench into it, he's not going from Droid-to-Droid. He has a BlackBerry right now, so I'm not seeing a seamless transition.
Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help,